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Foundation Calls for Proposals to Conduct “Consumer Financial Health Check-ups” by CUs

The Foundation is looking for credit unions to submit proposals leveraging the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s (CFSI) consumer financial health assessment tool.

NCUF Hosting Twitter Chat on Member, Staff Financial Health

During the Twitter chat, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts to improve the financial health of members and staff

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CFSI Announces #FinHealthMatters Day

The efforts includes a social media contest asking “what financial health means to me.”

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Unitus’ Gayle Evans Brings Credit Union Voice to Oregon Leadership Summit

At the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, the state’s business leaders plan the strategic direction for the coming year — and credit unions are at the table.

Washington State Seeking Proposals for EBT Services

Washington has put the Electronic Benefits Transfer program out to bid as JP Morgan Chase exits.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Horizon Credit Union and United Health Services Credit Union agree to merge; STCU raises nearly $75k for Credit Unions for Kids; Peninsula Credit Union donates over $9k for children’s hospitals; OnPoint Community Credit Union announces Stadium Branch grand opening.

Consumer Behavior Expert to Share Insight at Amplify

Combining the studies of psychology, sociology, finance, economics and marketing, consumer behavior expert Punam Keller can help credit unions understand what members want from their FIs. She’s a keynote speaker at Amplify Convention in October.

Spokane Chapter, Children’s Miracle Network, Celebrate Credit Unions for Kids Success

Spokane credit unions hit it out of the park on behalf of Credit Unions for Kids—raising over $159,000. Their 2013 fundraising efforts were celebrated at a recent awards ceremony.

Filing Deadline for Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit is May 15

Northwest credit unions may be eligible for a refund from the IRS as part of the Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit program. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “When we are setting up an account for a member’s trust, how do we know who has access to the funds in the account?”

‘Life on the Edge 2’ Generates a Wealth of Ideas for the Fight Against Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.

Final Regulations Released on Affordable Care Act’s 90-Day Waiting Period

Is your credit union in compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s final requirements for a 90-day waiting period, which were released Feb. 20? Brown & Brown of Washington, which manages The Trust, explains the regulations.

NWCUA Puts Health Care Benefits Plan to the Test; Thumbs Up!

With all of the focus on the Affordable Care Act, the NWCUA put its own health care benefits package to the test – and it passed. The coverage plan meets the desired criteria of quality coverage, minimal annual increases and substantial savings, thanks to the aggregate buying power offered by The Trust.

Myths Vs. Facts: How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Employers and Consumers?

The Affordable Care Act may be the most significant overhaul of the health care system since Medicare and Medicaid were introduced in 1965. It also ushers in a series of changes that employers such as credit unions must make, and a need for consumers to do their homework. Here’s a look at some of the myths and facts surrounding the new law, with help from NWCUA’s Strategic Link partner and benefits provider, The Trust.

A Shutdown Primer: What Happens When the Government Stops Working?

What happens during a government shutdown? Which agencies are affected, and how does a shutdown impact the Affordable Care Act?

Affordable Care Act: Five Things Credit Unions Need to Know and Do Now

Health care reform has triggered changes employers need to make. Some of the deadlines and opportunities are immediate. A checklist of important steps should be on your action plan now.

SBA Launches New Web Tool to Educate Business Owners about the Affordable Care Act

The SBA has issued a resource tool regarding the Affordable Care Act that may be helpful to credit unions and small businesses considering their health care options. The Compliance Center provides all the convenient links.